Would Burke Be Proud of America?
Edmund Burke was a man that had views that were tied to tradition and keeping the mass populace educated. Through these views I have a video that may disturb not just Edmund Burke but most people who live in the great United States. In the video people are portrayed to be uneducated as they represent our nation as a whole. As many of the people seem like ordinary citizens, the question raised is that are most American people this oblivious?
The video is almost unbearable to watch as the people fail to answer the simplest of questions that deal with the tradition and honor of our nation. In the eyes of Burke, how could these people who seem uneducated be able to make rational decisions that effect the nation’s government. It is evident that Edmund Burke would not be happy with the fact that anyone is able to have a say in government issues. The government is not to blame for the nation’s education but the people are to blame for the downfalls and hardships which have been associated with the government. With this in mind Burke’s ways of a functional government may not be applicable to that of today’s society as everyone (those who pay taxes) has the right to vote and have a say in government whether they be intellectual or uneducated.
Obviously the United States is able to keep growing and improving to remain as a role model for other countries, but what will hinder the growth of the nation? Burke would without a doubt say that the uneducated people shown in the video will deeply hurt the way our government runs today. There is definitely a loss of tradition in the pride of our nation as the country is brought down by people who do not understand issues that are greatly intertwined with our government today.
America is known as a country of great tradition and moral values. Throughout the videos it seems as if people have lost connection with the values that brought our country together to become a free and equal union. The people make fun and obviously have racist remarks for other countries that seem to have certain groups of people who have intentions to harm people. The United States was formed so that all people could be treated equally and respected by all. It is obvious that Burke would not be pleased to see that the morals that he once praised are no longer kept by the mass amount of people portrayed as Americans in this video. Is it impossible for a nation as a whole to have the same ideas and traditions that are greatly admired by Edmund Burke? After watching this video Burke’s form of government seems outdated as times have greatly changed since the Revolution in France.